What Type Are You?

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20 Nov What Type Are You?

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The internet is full of time-wasting tools I can pretend pertain to my work. Last year, thanks to the Gender Genie, I learned I write masculine columns and feminine blog posts.

No matter which on-line version of Myers-Briggs I take, I’m always an ENFP. This not only affirms my career in journalism but gives me permission to business expense books on playwriting and hire an accountant to do my taxes. I veer from the classic description only in my indifference to fashion and aversion to tattoos.

Today, thanks to Kate Hopkins, owner of Accidental Hedonist, I learned I’m also a Performer — at least when it comes to blogging. According to Typealyzer, my blog content reveals me to be an ESFP, aka Performer. In part, it says Performers are:

The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don’t like to plan ahead – they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

This explains my obsession with photos, creme fraiche and tomorrow’s topic.

The Typealyzer results also include a nifty diagram illustrating which parts of the my brain light up when I write. After not-so-careful analysis, one thing’s clear. Whether I’m and ENFP or ESFP, the part of my brain that does math remains dark.

So, if you’ve got a blog, hop on over to Typealyzer and tell me what type of blogger you are. If you don’t have a blog, do you know your Myers-Briggs results? The ENFP in me wants to know.

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  • Divawrites
    Posted at 14:42h, 20 November Reply

    Myers-Briggs-INFJ-the rarest of them all…
    now I have to type-alze myself!

  • Divawrites
    Posted at 14:45h, 20 November Reply

    and my blog is a Performer…ESFP-talk about a dichotomy…although it’s scary accurate-I HATED being a manager…thanks for this, Charmian!

    ESFP – The Performers
    [ESFP]
    The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead – they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

    They enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation – qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.

  • Christie's Corner
    Posted at 14:52h, 20 November Reply

    Diva Lisa, I’m sure we all don masks with our blogs, so the dichotomy doesn’t surprise me. I checked out the ESFP traits, and the careers are NOT me at all. I’m and ENFP through and through, but the entertaining aspect is common to both types — hence my Performer status on the blog.

    Curiosity drove me to read up on INFJs. So… do you support the legalization of marijuana :-)

  • Divawrites
    Posted at 15:27h, 20 November Reply

    Wow, better send me the link to where you were looking…

    Here’s what I found, and it’s pretty accurate!

    http://www.geocities.com/lifexplore/infj.htm

  • Laura
    Posted at 15:56h, 20 November Reply

    Myers-Briggs: I’m an INJF too. Maybe you have a disproportionate number of us following your blog, Charmiane!

    Typealizer: I have two neglected blogs, one that is family related (ESTP: the doers) and one that is about books (ISTP: the mechanics).

  • cheryl
    Posted at 16:13h, 20 November Reply

    OK, typalyzer says I’m a performer, too. I hate performing, but the fact that my blog is in the same category as yours doesn’t surprise me.

    I forget what my Myers-Briggs initials are, but I think they’re the polar opposites of my husband’s.

  • Christie's Corner
    Posted at 16:43h, 20 November Reply

    Diva, I went to http://similarminds.com/jung/enfp.html

    It lists all 16 types along the top. Whoever wrote it was obsessed with bookshop owners and inserted at least one odd detail in each type description.

    Laura, interesting that you and Diva Lisa are the same rare type. I also like that you’re a “Doer” AND a “Mechanic”. Cool!

    Cheryl, Cheryl, Cheryl… you didn’t see “Performer” coming down Main Street? Interestingly enough, Andrew and I are both ENFPs.

  • Laura
    Posted at 17:02h, 20 November Reply

    I can’t believe I misspelled your name! I haven’t had nearly enough coffee today. Sorry!

  • Dana McCauley
    Posted at 17:30h, 20 November Reply

    First Wordle and now this fun game! You are full of fun. Turns out I’m a performer as well. Perhaps we should form a club?

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